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ERIC Number: EJ1161147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
The Cost of Increasing In-School Time: Evidence from the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative
Kolbe, Tammy; O'Reilly, Fran
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v16 n4 p563-601 2017
A growing number of public schools have adopted reforms that increase the amount of time students spend in school. However, the potential costs of such reforms are not well understood. In this article, we report findings from a resource-cost study conducted in four schools that participated in the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative. We find large differences in per-pupil costs among schools. Cost differences were associated with how schools used and staffed the additional time. Findings raise questions about the cost feasibility of expanded time reforms in public schools based on existing federal, state, and private funding initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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